Part I – The art of the perfumer

By Salvatore Battaglia Introduction Many of us consider blending of essential oils as the fun, playful aspect of aromatherapy. It can become a very enjoyable hobby. However, blending essential oils is an art, and like any art it requires a balance of practice, skills...

Chakras, GDV and Essential Oils

Many of us within the holistic healing profession take chakra energy centres for granted. There is no reason to doubt their existence. However, have you ever researched the origins and the theory and philosophy underpinning the chakras? Kurt Leland’s book, Rainbow...

Using essential oils safely with cats

Can essential oils be safely used with cats? Several posts on social media and online suggest that vaporising essential oils around your cat can be toxic and dangerous. I can confidently state that we have diffused essential oils around Memsahib, our Abyssinian cat...

Plants and the Human Brain

David O. Kennedy, professor of Biological Psychology and the director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre at Northumbria University in the UK, has written a most thought-provoking book that provides us with a detailed explanation of the...